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. >>> fueled by a weaker yen and strong sales of cameras in the u.s. >>> and shares in virgin media rally after an offer for a takeover that could value the uk cable operator at $20 billion. >> all right. welcome to tuesday. >> it's get together tuesday. coordinated, as well. >> the final print for the eurozone is finally come in, 48.6, a little better than the forecast of 48.2. >> may i just say, though, the employment index, look at that, 46.1, which is just barely better than the flash estimate but still the lowest since december 2009. on a downward trajectory. it's not germany where the final composite was 54.4. it's the periphery still. france's final january pmi falls to 46.1. >> france is where the concern is. we have francois hollande today speaking to the eu parliament. he's going to lay out his vision for the eu against that economic back drop. >> isn't it amazing? we come into the week yesterday with everyone still talking. you have that great barons cover, you come in, just get the risk trade massively off. and the question for today and the rest of the week is frankly whether that'
. >> and is steady as she goes, the u.s. economy is expected to keep up the recent trend of modesty of unspectacular job growth in january. >>> plus, the dutch finance minister warns of a worsening deficit this year, this after the government is forced to bail out local banks after a bailout of 3.7 million euros. >>> we kick off with the pmis out of the eurozone. january manufacturing pmi, 47.9. the flash 47.5, december manufacturing pmi was 46.1. it has boosted the euro to maintain its gaze, now back over to 1.3651 and continuing to climb high. that is now a 32-month high against the yen, as well, at 11.25965. the german manufacturing pmi was a little better, as well, this morning. helping to boost those numbers. we suggest that there's benefits from emerging markets rather than, perhaps, from elsewhere in europe. anyway, coming in better once again for the eurozone. still in contraction territory, but, of course, the trend is what is being concentrated on. we had similar indicators for two die verging views on china's recovery. eases to 50.4 for january, that was below the forecast of 5079 the. bu
joins us again this morning. steve, we actually finally start the meetings today. we've had comments out from the russian finance minister, as well. what's he saying? >> well, he's trying to get us back on track on to a growth agenda, which when you look back at what the agenda was a couple of meetings ago back in toronto in 2010, that was sorely missing. that was about harboring deficits and having firm targets. it hasn't really worked, has it? what they've said is our growth estimates were slightly optimistic. listening to what some of the policymakers are saying this time around, the likes of mario draghi, i'm scratching my head a little bit. there's some uncontentious stuff. i can live with that. range of financial market indicators showing situation normalizing. but what about this bit? currency chatter is inappropriate, fruitless and self-defeating. hang on a second, mr. draghi. it wasn't us, the journalists that started this. it was policymakers. it was the g- 7. it's incestble we're going to start rumbling about this. i can't help but thinking mr. draghi is missing the point here
tomorrow. we like it. >> brian kelly? >> europe is not fixed. can you short it. >> that does it for us, catch fast at five tonight. tomorrow, broadcasting from goldman sachs and internet conference. thank you for talking real estate and markets with us today. follow me on twitter. poufr "power lunch" begins right now. >> the second half of your trading day begins now. >> iphone, ipod and ipad. but how about an iwatch. apple doing what it did to the cell phone. will it indeed be another game-changer? >>> us airways, expected to an announce their highly anticipated mer anticipated merger this week. >>> a down day for stocks but of course we've add big run. is it a pause, pull back or do we rally on? we will ask credit suisse's leader in private banking. >>> indicies are up. 18 stocks are down, led by home depot. but only by a fraction. down 1%. a move in that stock of just 1%, so in essence, sue, we are kind of hanging on in thereafter that big push through january. back to you. >> thank you, very much, simon. 5 lflt b a lot of big news in apple today. more opposition to dell's $24 billi
westgate is away but we'll do our best without him. we have michael brown to help us through things. coming up on the program, we'll head out to hong kong where china is requiring a reinstruct during of the economy. >>> after that, of course, the super bowl wasn't just one of the on biggest sporting events of the year, it was one of the biggest days of the year for madison avenue. we'll take a look at which ads were touchdowns and were ads were fumbles. >> mariana rajoy meets angela merkel. >>> plus, upcoming elections that sylvia berlusconi has called his last great electoral and political battle. >>> the power to split up uk banks if they fail to -- activity. george osborne is expected to give the bank of england the responsibility to make sure banks are involved in these activities. you have to love the extended analogy. watch the george osborne speech live here at 10:30 local for those of you here with us in the uk. in the meantime, there are more charges at the top over at barclay's. last night, the bank's financial chief and financial chief announced their leaving. tomorrow, barclay's
. ecklund, i'm scott pelley with 60 minutes. >> oh, great. >> dr. ecklund was surprised to see us. we had hidden our cameras, something we rarely do at 60 minutes, so we could uncover his plan to inject stem cells from a questionable source into this 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. how does it work exactly? >> well, stem cells contain... uh... excuse me, here. [ticking] >> in 2009, chrysler was headed towards the junkyard. but in 2011, the company made $183 million and paid back its $6-billion federal bailout, 6 years ahead of schedule. and none of it would have happened without its italian-born, canadian-raised boss, sergio marchionne. >> from 60 minutes. >> oh, yeah. sorry to barge in on you like this. does he walk in all the time? >> occasionally, yeah. [ticking] >> in the beautiful italian province of perugia, men roam the frosty hills with their trained dogs, hunting for the most expensive food in the world. so this is $1,000? just right there is $1,000. but as we found out, anything this rare and expensive can attract a dangerous clientele. >> [speaking french] >> everybody's i
used to talk about the philosopher kings. geeks have no interest in power. the only power we're interested in is low-power consumption and longer battery life and low prices so we can stay up later at night. geeks may inherit the earth, but they have no desire to rule it. >> in a poll reported by harris interactive in december of 2010, 45% of the people surveyed said that they would rather do household chores than to try and fix their computer or digital devices on their own. in the electronic age, it continues to be good to be a geek. that's this edition of 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm steve kroft. thank you for joining us. captioning by captionmax www.captionmax.com [ticking] >> even though there's a total embargo in this country against any trade with iran, iran still gets high tech materials and components for a variety of weapons from right here in the u.s.a. this man set up a trading company in philadelphia. you are charged with trying to buy a centrifuge that could be used to make biological weapons, like anthrax. >> yes. that's what they say. >> do you know how much money
liesman. also at the table with us this morning, our guest host is andy surel. andrew just talked about the markets. stocks ending at session lows yesterday. in fact, all ten s&p sectors closed lower. yet the bulls betting this is nothing more than a bull pac. but we will have a number of powerful investors for their thoughts throughout yao the morning. jim o'neill will join us in just a few minutes. then in the next half hour, the man charged with making sdigs for how blackrock invests more than $1 trillion, the firm's chief investment strategist, russ koesterich. nouriel roubini will be joining us and we're going to ask him for his current view of the world. in the following hour, buy and hold is the name of his game, barons capital ceo ron baron will be our special guess. he's been talking to us about how great of an opportunity stocks have been. we'll see if he's still feeling that optimistic now that stocks have reached 14,000 or close to it. >>> how majority leader eric cantor is set to address a major policy issue today. the goal here is trying to rebrand the gop. moving on, befo
, this was very important for us to stay in positive risk environment. >> hans, we're seeing the response to the upside now. second highs, 1.32. are you sticking by your thoughts that it is still heading towards 1.30? >> we have to make it clear that in the next quarter or two the euro has upside potential and not downside potential. then the longer prospect for the euro is still very swb very negative. why is this euro overshoot taking place? it has a lot to do with the increasing negative correlation with the yen. so the euro is the anti-yen. that implies that when we were seeing the yen coming under selling pressure, japanese investors, where are they currently investing? investors are investing in fixed income. in many cases, very little yields left so that actually means the peripheral of europe sticks out. you need to have some preconditions. the most important, the yen has to stay weak, but secondly we should not run into any politically motivated problem with the euro. that would be a killer for that type of trade. >> and on that note, the european commission today is due to relea
of the pond is the snowstorm. it seems like winds, 50 miles per hour. blizzard conditions in the u.s. we know when there's a storm like that headed for the biggest media market frankly in the world, it's probably all you're going to hear about for a while. >> that doesn't mean there aren't other things, too the. >> that's true, in other parts of the world. >> china is ushering in the year of the snake. i'm not sure what that means, but we'll talk about it. should investors brace for a slippery return? i have to say, previous years of the snakes haven't been that great since the big historical events happen. >> maybe we should call it year of the strong. >>> peugeot reveals massive write-downs as reports suggest the company may nationalize. we'll have details live tr paris at 10:10 cet. sxwt latest on the blizzard threatening to bring chaos to the east coast. we'll have the latest from atlanta. >> and are investments as pretty as a picture or a still life? ross, there's been a couple of big auctions here lately and it's always a good gauge of how well people are doing, how hard assets, real pr
is cleared for takeoff. reports say the boards at amr and us airways sign off on their $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the world. >> all right. you're wearing an appropriate valentine's day shirt. >> i am. i tried. there's a little bit of pink if we look at your tie very closely. if you want to know what's happening in the markets today, hold on, ubs, the valentine's day gdp's massacre. >> yes. >> because if you look at when it's japan shrinking at an annualized rate, germany coming in on quarter on quarter, france coming in -- well, we know they had a recession earlier in the year, as well. minus 0.9% on the quarter been minus 2.7 on the year. >> oh, that's brutal. >> it's the sixth consecutive contraction and that match tess recession of 1992 to 1993. the minus 0.9, it was forecast at minus 0.6 is the slash gdp. >> and italy has been down 2.7% on the year, but this is something in the range of almost a 4% annualized drop until the year from a year earlier. >> the massacre
in london or certainly in the u.s. they wouldn't mind seeing at this point. >> we've created a million private sector jobs. >> in britain? >> yeah. >> well, congratulations. >> there you go. that is the great conundrum, right? >> it's true. the different between -- well, and even with germany. the liesh market social security holding up, despite the sharp contraction in the fourth quarter. although this will probably add to the sense that the german economy bottomed during that period. >> did i see any -- i haven't seen any, no. i think that's out a little later. plenty to get through on today's program. >> it's good to be back, by the way. >> biggest take away from the mobile world congress? what's the one thing you saw that you thought, oh, that is really cool. >> i go to a conference like this and i think, machine res taking over the world. >> that's the thing we talk about. i don't like those machine peps. >> exactly. so 50 billion connected-m devic. that's a figure thatjs -- some y the point is, it isn't just about you and i talking to each other on a mobile phone. we are well bey
. >> and the most romantic hotel in the world, the anastasi apartments in greece. >> in a that looks u.s. >> and in the u.s., the bardesbond in, the rooms start at 600 and go up to $1,200. >> they bottle that, it's called wine. thanks so much. happy valentine's day, everybody. no matter what you do, enjoy it. thanks for watching "street signs." >>> hi, everybody. we enter the final stretch. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at new york stock exchange. this market fighting for a close in positive territory, brill. >> the dow is fighting. got the s&p and nasdaq positive, but we're kicking off the final hour watching other stories as well right now, including a huge day for mergers. warren buffett buys heinz. american/usairways form the biggest airline in the world, but so far the stock market seems unimpressed. what message is that saying about where our economy is right now? we'll look at that coming up. >> a lot of implications to see this deal flow pick up steam early in the year. more signs though that the individual investor is dipping his or her toes back into the st
-off. u.s. markets fell yesterday following the release of the fed minutes. it was the worst day of the year for the s&p and nasdaq. as you can see, shedding 108 points there, a rare triple digit decline this year. energy and material stocks were the worst hit. all ten s&p sectors did hit the day lower. volatility on the rise. the vix rose nearly 20% on this session. the sell-off has continued overnight. the shanghai composite, the australian markets taking it on the chin. will i sixuan joins us from singapore. >> thank you, kelly. fears of an early access by the fed rocks sentiment here in asia today. the nikkei pulls back 1.4% from its 52-month high. investors remain cautious ahead of the decision on the next boj chief. construction equipmentmakers were down after caterpillar reported slowing sales for the quarter ending january. but batterymaker gsyuasa reported a fix over long-term battery problems. the shanghai composite tumbled to 3% today. commodity place were under a lot of pressure today after the u.s. fomc minutes raised the possibility of a qe asset. development and ce
with a little bit of discouragement. those are the issues in front of us. where are earnings going forward into the next few quarters? >> thanks, harry. as always, the market, a crazy day. earnings coming up from hewlett-packard. david faber will have that and bob benmosche talking about his numbers from aig. second hour of the "closing bell" right now. i'll seal you tomorrow. >> have a good one. >>> and it is 4:00 on wall street. do you know where your money is? hi, everybody, welcome back to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo on the into of the new york stock exchange. man, a roller coaster ride today on wall street as the major averages close lower for a second day in a row, off of the worst levels of the day. market had been down close to 100 points. we're finishing down 49 points on the dow jones industrial average after hitting the lows about half an hour ago when the market was down 13 point. nasdaq giving up 33 points tonight. technology one of the leadership groups on the downside and the s&p 500 weaker by 9.75. moments away from aig and h-p earnings. david faber is live toni
of 87 of 75 against the euro, as well. darren maher joins us. there's been quite a big move already in sterling before this announcement, one wonders actually whether the ratings downgrade, now it's on a stable outlook, is perhaps the end of the weakness in sterling. >> i suspect not, to be honest. we can talk about it being a move and certainly over the last couple of years, there has been a big shift in cable. frankly, this has been a relatively small move. we can't say as of yet it's overshoot. i don't think the market will take great solace that we're now in a stable outlook from moody's because i think everybody recognizes the uk is still fragile and the growth position is more fragile, so i think more down side is possible. >> but what is in the price, darren? >> i think from this point forward is how much slippage do we get. i would say it's more what's in the price and what's in the price for sterling is the market has given the uk a lot of good will that it will be able to mix this wonderful growth of austerity. i think what the market is now doing is reappraising that. tha
me at 1-800-743-cnbc. when i used to teach selling stocks at goldman sachs, i told trainees you have to be ready to rebut the objections. expect challenges and meet them with good answers that put to rest the worries, concerns that would keep you from buying the stocks you want them to own. today the market put on a virtual rebuttal clinic and it led to a terrific day where the dow soared 179 points and the nasdaq surged 1.04%, as every important objection was silenced. no wonder we're closing in on those all-time highs. what are the negative presumptions that got rebutted? the u.s. economy must be slowing. right? i mean, on account of all that negative stuff people keep talking about. guess what. today made the notion seem fanciful. we got good macro, meaning we saw durable goods data, showing demand for machinery rose the most in two years. how does that happen? it comes on top of the recent increase in container board, the corrugated box stuff that your packages come in, fedex and stuff. one of the most sensitive economic indicators out there and then a $50 increase in sheet steel
's folks. u.s. post office ending saturday delivery of first class mail. if congress will go for it in but the move has major ram mications for business and for you. markets right now, pretty steady this hour. energy has been the leading sector in this recent rally. so are these still -- these stocks still a hot play or are they too hot to handle now? if you thought profits were the thing that is the only thing that ceos cared about, think again. we will tell what you is keeping top guys and girls up at night. my partner sue is up at the stock exchange. sue? >> hi, ty. money-losing u.s. postal service is ending saturday delivery of first class mail. all in an effort to trim costs. postmaster general speaking to cnbc about the move and ramifications for you and for business. pearson is in washington with the plan and political fall out. hampton, you're up first. >> losing about $36 million a day, cutting saturday first class delivery will save about $2 billion a year. it is really the best short term option right now for the postal service with losing $16 billion last year np
sense of it with rich peterson. good to see everybody. thanks so much for joining us. john, let's talk about the catalyst and where you see this market going. how are you invested today? >> well, we still think that steady issues go, basically consolidating from 1495 to 1530 was the high in the futures this week so we're right in the middle as we come into the weekend. we obviously have the italian elections and bernanke is speaking next week. copper concerns us a little bit. the fact that the metal sold off, including the industrial messals, down to 350. we had a selloff obviously from the highs and decent volumes so the balance is nice and have to make sure that it holds. we think bernanke will be pretty friendly when he's before congress next week so that's a positive. i don't think the fed will tighten anytime soon but do think asset purchases will go down. figure the asset purchase will go down but fed funds are basically going to be flat from basically now until 2015. if they do tighten, it will be slow and deliberate, so i think maybe we'll get a quarter, a quarter, quarter. eve
shut for the chinese new year and large parts of the u.s. struggling with extreme weather. >> digging out from nemo, residents and u.s. businesses hope to resume to normal business after mother nature dumped nearly three feet of snow in some areas. >>> and ben affleck's iran hostage drama "argo" picks up the best film accolade. daniel day-lewis wins best actor. >>> we're up for another week. we might do what they did and share the love around. >> i read the reports. we're going to talk about it later. there was no one dominant film. >> i thought it was interesting that "argo" won best picture? it was a great movie, but best movie? really? is that the -- >> "lincoln" only got -- sometimes they're quite clued up. the nominations were very similar. do you think lincoln would do better than it did. >> daniel day-lewis picked up an award. help recap for those of us who didn't catch the whole thing or any of it, frankly, but yeah, britain's big film night. now it's time for the u.s. in a couple of weeks. >> besides that, plenty of other things we're looking at today. another day, another su
. siemens. answers. >>> it is time for final trade time. pete, kick us off. >> bank of america ready to break out and get towards 13. >> mtw, construction trade, i ththe going to continue to move. >> steve weiss. >> qualcomm, running a sale, time to get it if you don't own it. >> that does it for us live goldman tech conference in san francisco. "power lunch" starts now. >> hello. welcome to "power lunch." michelle caruso-cabrera. in for sue and tyler. apple ceo tim cook making big headlines. the fight with hedge fund manager david einhorn and cannibalization of the company's product. more on that fallout. >> also mead china factor, las vegas rolling out red carpet for chinese new year tourist, which casino stock stands to win big. >> "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition hits news stands today. i bet you already knew that. supermodel kate upton on the cover for the second year running. she's going to join us live here on "power lunch." we don't want to miss that. >> in the meantime, let's check the markets. we have dow 14,000 and climbing as things stand at the moment, apple is wei
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that are supplying to china. that doesn't deter the economic outlook globally or for the stock market in the u.s. but it's a bit of yellow flag out there to investor and look what happens to their stock returns, mediocre compared to domestic returns here. >> what's the most damaging implication for the u.s., companies deriving revenue to a significant amount like yum brands is because of the slow down due to the china slow down? >> i think moderation, and the good news here in the u.s. and midwest, a rebirth in manufacturing. i think bodes well for the u.s. and bodes well for many stocks in those industries. >> how, do you -- go ahead. >> a poultry specific issue for china. the car sales in china is supposed to be off the chart so i think it's getting better, a and the stock market is it telling us that. other companies are starting to bring their manufacturing to the united states because the natural gas price is so low over here. >> yeah. they are also going to mexico. ed, jump in here. how do you invest it? >> well, i'll tell youing everything that they are saying i agree w.china obviously go
a real budget cut. the u.s. postal service says it's ready to stop saturday delivery beginning this summer. it will save them $2 billion. unfortunately it's losing $16 billion a year. it's a start. more budget cuts may be coming. house speaker john boehner saying today he won't bail out the president when it comes to the sequester budget cut. and eric cantor says the spending cut sequester is going through. i will talk to mr. cantor in a little while. the u.s. and global stock market continues. japan is up 32%. first up this evening, neither snow nor rain nor saturday. the post master general today announcing the postal service will stop saturday letter deliveries. take a listen. >> a typical large organization would have either cash on hand or borrowing ability. two months worth of cash to cover operating costs. in october this year the postal service had less than four days of cash on hand. that's a scary situation. it's no situation that a business should be in. >> all right. sounds like it's time to close up shop all together and privatize the post office. four days of cash
's will close its structured capital markets business and focus on investing in britain, u.s. and africa. they also posted earnings for 2012, down 6 million pounds versus 5 million last year due to a reduction in the value of the bank's debt along with situation payments for the selling of financial products. barclay's rate dividend to 6.5 shares for 2013 is off to a fairly roam start. joining us first is oliver ralph, financial times lex writer. oliver, thank you so much, indeed, for joining us. what do you make for what you've heard from anthony jenkins this morning? they're obviously trying to say it's going to take time, we're trying to restore our reputation. is it the right thing? >> yeah, it is the right thing. they've launched the business. the core of the bank remains the same. london investment bank and new york investment bank. the core of the bank remains the same. they're making changes around the area and the core of it is as it was. >> talk about the investment bank in particular. this has been the place where not just barclay's, but a lot of the competitors, too, try and
or microsoft. maybe cisco is the one to take us to new highs. >> the leader today which was positive, amazon, comcast, our parent 100% now and facebook, so, you know, it's the new technologies that are leading the way here. >> facebook had a nice turnaround after they came out and said they sold apple and buying this one. a big move late in the day but the nasdaq has been positive all day and think that could be the new leader to take us to new highs. >> going well off the lows of the day, the dow down 38 points, the s&p and nasdaq positive. stand by for the very important cisco earnings on the second hour of the closing well with maria. see you tomorrow. >> and it is 4:00 on wall street. do you know where your money is? hi, everybody, welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo on the floor of the new york stock exchange. a mixed day for the market. the dow failing to hold on to 14,000 level with the decline of 36 points off the worst levels, even there, as you can see there, a decline of 37 points. take a look at how we're finishing the day overall. a reversal of yesterday's decline
that the fed themselves have used the term. that has big im mrications for the lid quiddity of the market. on tech, it's certainly a story about one name over the last year, but you're beginning to see that broaden out. .i think that's a very good thing, but it's going to be a stock by stock story. i think that's exciting for investors. >> dean, what do you think about that, that whole idea with the race to the bottom with the central bank? is that something to worry about now or another year or two down the road? >> yeah. we spent a lot of time looking at volatility and currencies has been one place where even as the vix sags to 12, you've had this very, very healthy volatility specifically in the yen and then you have the central bank starting to talk about currency wars and korea has said something. of course, in europe, for all the talk of draghi's whatever it takes language, that riegz euro is not exactly great for them from a trade standpoint. you've seen the euro/yen collapse from a pricing standpoint. if you look at the vision and you look at the volatility in the markets right no
this carney testimony? joining us is sophie wynn. how much expectation is built into the pound ahead of this? the expectation is he's going to come in and be fairly dovish. it's a risk that he isn't and, therefore, the pound strengthens. >> we think that the market may be disappointed with the announcement. we don't think we are going to hear anything radical on this statement by the upcoming governor. >> why? >> well, basically, i think, you know, the expectations are that the ecb is going to go for a nominal gdp target at least for some time. and we think the risks are too much for them to -- for the government to pursue these sort of bodies. he will entertain -- before going for this. >> the bank of england will be under some pressure. currencies don't act in a vacuum. so as we see other potential moves to weakening currencies around the globe, we're at 1.5668. where might this pair be headed, then, if you're not expecting carney to come in and immediately talk or wind up having effective currency lower? >> we think the guarantee should weaken readily. we don't think the currency will be,
it. it take us four years to get panama and south korea done. it was on the bush table. it took four years to negotiate and we didn't get anything else new. those trade agreements would do all kinds of things for exports. >> are you at all nostalgic about -- ge out of nbc and comcast is running it well. >> comcast has done a great job. look, the market said good for both companies. the market said comcast got a great bunch of assets. ge has more cash to do things with. time and men's fortunes change. you go with the flow. >> every time they do a deal, they say it's great for both parties. stock goes up in one case and down in the other. ge is in one, can use the money, comcast in another and actually worked. >> worked out well. comcast has a great set of assets now a ge has cash to invest in what they want to do. we all do it differently in our times. >> jack, we love you, on valentine's day especially. >> happy valentine's day. >> merger thursday with all these deals. huge day on wall street. almost $100 million in fees for the banks. center view bank. >> make sure you join us tomor
from her later in the show. >>> and taking the positive u.s. housing numbers from the nhab numbers. we'll be in new york with analysis at 11:45 cet. >> the italian election race is heating up. there is less than a week before voters head to the polls. comedian turns politician beppe grillo, in fact, is owes closing in on sylvia berlusconi for second place. official polls can no longer be published. the private polls seen by reuter s suggest mario monti may, in fact b with be something of a spoiler. >> and the election largely coming down to five key candidates. the front-runner is bersani. he's the leader of the center left pd party, calling for growth measures alongside monte's plan. sylvia berlusconi is threatening to make a political comeback despite corruption scandals. we've mentioned the comedian beppe grillo. at the same time, the former caretaker mario monti, he's been struggling to gain ground in his first ever political campaign. and then last, not necessarily least, there's the civil revolution leader and former public prosecutor antonio ingrola. >> only in italian politics.
? >> there's millions of us out there. >> everybody, let's hear it! geek squad! [cheering] >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm steve kroft. in this edition, we take a look at technology. we examine how breaches in digital security threaten everything from weapons systems to bank accounts. plus, we meet the mr. fix-its of the geek world. we begin with electronic sabotage. nothing has ever changed the world as quickly as the internet. in less than a decade, the pentagon's warning that it might be possible for a computer hacker to disable critical infrastructure in a major city and disrupt essential services has actually happened. other online attacks have seen millions of dollars stolen from banks and defense systems infiltrated. it's why, as we first reported in november of 2009, some people are already saying that the next big war is less likely to begin with a bang than a blackout. >> can you imagine your life without electric power? >> until february 2009, retired admiral mike mcconnell was the nation's top spy. as chief of national intelligence, he oversaw the central intelligence agen
. are they being bought? are these evaluations stretched as the younger analysts have told us? take virgin media, look at the chart, that is a gigantic european cable company. closed at 38 and change yesterday. too much of a run? isn't that a stock worth selling, fleeing? not if you are john malone. the a man so renowned for his deal savvy, my college, david faber on "squawk on the street" call him the smartest man he ever met. after i had taken a minute of umbridge b i found myself concurring. he is paying mid 40, nts waiting for the dip. mid 40s, possibly 47, 48. david didn't know the exact price. in a total aforemation, europe, it is a european cable company. how do i know about his snbs he doesn't care there is no pullback, he is ready to shell out $12 billion to get it done. the three titans say, they are not walking away from the weakness. they are taking the plunge. here is the bottom line. when the richest men in the world are buying everyone a drink, buy, buy, buy. should we sit back and pass on the weakness that market periodically gives you? take the plunge when they plunge. virgin me
for joining us on "street signs." hope to see you same time tomorrow. "closing bell" is next. >>> hi, everybody. we enter the final stretch. once again welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. history could be in the making in this final hour of trading. >> you think? >> no. >> i don't either. >> but we may be the wall of worry. >> it could be. >> i'm bill griffith. the dow knocking on the door of a new all-time high. was a lot higher earlier. we have to write this down now, 10, -- no, that's not right. 14,164 and change in order to be at an all-time high. we all know how stocks move in this final hour. it's the most important hour of the trading day so do not move an inch from your television screen. >> and the reason that i think that we won't do it, both think we won't do it today, is because there was selling going into the final hour, and there was sell imbalances but we'll see about that. up 35. special coverage planned for the next two hours, including an exclusive interview coming up with frederick oudea. he'll talk with us about the
wanted to offer you a new way to use earnings season, to put it in perspective. because most of you watching the show are not these day traders that i think hijack a lot of the thinking. you're not trying to game a given quarter. it's become so difficult to predict. and often the initial moves aren't even accurate because of the press coverage or because something's occurred in the overall market because of europe or something involved with the election. in other words, other than for those who are shorting or going long stocks ahead of the quarter, these earnings reports need a context to make you money. they can't be relied upon anymore because they aren't as predictive of future behaviors they once were. they are a piece of the puzzle, a part of the mosaic. but they are only one of many important parts of what predicts where a stock will go over the intermediate term. that tends to be the focus i teach on the show. and it is a teaching show because i want you to know the metrics i'm using to pick stocks i talk about and recommend here. and with my charitable trust, which you can
, denying the reports. and countering it was the victim of u.s. hacking. >>> and the bulls are back from a three-day weekend. can the s&p 500 post an eighth straight week of gains? we've got four days to find out. it's tuesday, february 19th, 2013. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin who is back from vacation. let's get started with the markets. as joe mentioned, the s&p winning streak has been a strong one. in the meantime, the dow is coming off a second straight weekly loss. although, really, if you looked at this last week, it was the ever so slightest of losses. u.s. equity futures are indicated higher. dow up by 21 points. s&p is up by two points above value fair and the nasdaq is up about 3. in 20 minutes, we'll turn to predictions on where the markets go from here. then in the next hour, delivering alpo. we'll talk to the manager of a $11.5 billion hedge fund. this fund was up 30% last year. don't miss pine river's ceo brian taylor. on our radar this morning,
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meeting. they're due out later this afternoon in the u.s. will the fomc offer clues on an end to qe3? we're joined at 11:30 to weigh in. >>> with india's government clouded in corruption allegations, we'll speak to one of the country's wealthiest individuals and what it means for business. billionaire udai kotak joins us in 20 minutes' time. >>> plenty coming up including sony which is heading to the bill apple for a major on, national endowment. will the game console giant take the wraps off its rumored playstation? expert analysis at 11:20 cet. >>> and bhb bulletin has posted a steep fall in earnings for the first time in the year. the australian mining giant announced change at the top after the 43% drop in profit. we have more on this report from sydney. >> reporter: the surprise at bhp, billiton's ceo mariu marius kloppers announcement coming earlier than expected. >> coincided today with a weaker pricing environment. but two totally unrelated events. >> reporter: he will be replaced by andrew mckenzie, current head of bhp's middles division. he's well regarded in the industry and s
, and it's kind of interesting. this is a gauge of consumer spending. u.s. sales weakness persisted into early february. remember, we had that e-mail leak. kind of expecting this. walmart is up today. >> today's thing that makes you go hmm. not really sure what atlantic university is thinking. renaming the football stadium to geo group stadium. okay. except geo group is a priflt prison corporation based in south florida. the company will donate 6 million to fau over the next six years, the ceo is an alum and a member of the board of trustees, a good gesture, i get it. the optics, you have to admit, not adele even looking through. attention all red sox fans. curt schilling's bloody sock is up for sale. here's brian schactman. >> reporter: i touched it yesterday. as a sox fan i touched the sock. >> did you wash your hands is this. >> do it like southie does. >> you criticize mine. >> sock. >> reporter: even though it's kind of odd, a long song with dried blood back. those not in the know, want me to keep going like this, sul? 2004. curt schilling pitched a six-inning world series gem
to be covering jobs in the market. vince reinhart will be joining us. and what is a jobs friday without a little shot of rock and roll? kansas is celebrating 40 years in the music business. it has been a very changed scene over those 40 years. we have the founding member, drummer and band manager phil e. hart. andrew, obviously, we have it all today. we do, we do. it's great to see you, becky. joe mentioned stocks are off to a very strong start this year. if you believe in the january barometer, it's a great sign for the bulls. the theory satsdz that the s&p direction in january sets the tone for the next 11 months. the s&p ridesing more than 5% for this january. the transports, by the way, even stronger with a more than 9% gain. the nasdaq also positive, up 4%. here are a few stats of note that are worth thinking about. it was the best month for the dow industrial transports and s&p 500 since october 2011. the best january for the dow industrials since 1994. it's the strongest start to the year for transports since 1991 and the largest january returns for the s&p 500 since 1997. professor jerem
host who has been back with us, jeremy siegel, the bull. steve liesman, also thank you for sitting in all week. that's been terrific. becky and joe, it's been great. good luck over the weekend. we hope you get back here and it all works out. say hello to nemo and the weather. we're going to see you -- >> be careful with all that snow. >> absolutely. anyway, make sure you join us monday. "squawk on the street" begins right now. >>> good friday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee. we're live from the new york stock exchange. let's see how your friday session is setting up on the u.s. futures. it looks like we'll have a positive session with the s&p looking at 2 at the open, dow looking at 13. in europe, the eu summit continues. but the action really taking its cues from china this morning. we have green arrows across the board in europe. take a look at asia. strong eco data out of china in focus. much more on that in just a moment. the road map begins at the golden arches. not even the cheddar onion burgers could help mcdonald's. they missed estimates in every
. >> that's why you're a veteran trader on the floor of the stock exchange. thanks for joining us. this will be the first close above 14,000 since february 1st. more on that and, plus, what's going on on carnival cruise lines? i'll see you tomorrow. >>> and it is 4:00 on wall street. do you know where your money is? hi, everybody. welcome back to the "closing bell." take a look at how we're set lipping out on the street today. after a pretty good rally in stocks. nasdaq was under pressure dow up about 47 points. that's off the best levels of the afternoon, and volume really underwe underwhelming today. nasdaq down five points and ath big problem there showing another decline on the session, and the s&p 500 up just a fraction. two and a half points higher. now that we've closed above the five-year high of 14,000, where now? is a new all-time high in the cards this week? my guests join me. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> let me kick you off to would. would you put new money to work after these levels? >> i would put new money to work. long-term investors can be dollar-cost a
described, i would say that activists are certainly useful. you can't necessarily take anything at face value because activists are -- have their own agenda, and some of them tend to be more short term. if you're running a company, you don't have the nimbleness and flex ann. you can't change your strategy every day. an activist can get into or out of a shareholding any day. and so you have -- you have different time horizons, maybe different agendas, and a company has to represent all its shareholders, ant not just a portion of its shareholders and think for the long term. but having said that, it's a good part of the cocktail of elements that a ceo should have giving inflooins fluns, and they should be listened to. they shouldn't be taken as gospel. their remarks should be discounted by what you know their interests are, but it should be foolish to take good advice from wherever you want to get it. >> barclays is making news today in cutting more head count. you guys done, happy with where we are as we sit here today? >> we're happy where we are. we're always sculpting our business. in
for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >>> cbi. >> disney. you will see 60 print. love it. >> weiss? >> take advantage and buy tbf. >> baker boy. >> broadsoft on sdn network space. >> that that does it for us. see us at 5:00 tonight and follow us on twitter. "power lunch" picks up the ball right now. >>> lace them up. "halfti "halftime" is over. >> we promise there is no outage on "power lunch" now. one day the dow is 14,000, the next is the worst of the year. triple digit losses. 122 points down. are investors getting cold feet? having seconds thought about the rally? are stocks still cheap? we will see how five star money managers are playing the market. and the money cooler story of the day. the ads, which ones scored touchdowns. which ones bumbled. and did beyonce cause the super bowl blackout? >>> and money does not buy you love, but does money buy the wealthy happiness? a new survey may well surprise you. hi, sue. >> hi, ty. risk off in terms of trading. a lot of fears about europe forcing the debt way off from the 14,000 mark we saw last week. dow and s&p having the biggest d
, us airways and amr officially getting hitched to create the world's biggest airline. is the deal good news or bad news for flyers like you and me? and disaster over triumph. carnival's crippled cruise ship, triumph, pulling into port later today. way behind schedule. complaints of lack of food, sanitary conditions terrible. we are on the scene with the latest and who on earth who book a cruise right now? my partner sue is at the new york stock exchange. sue? >> hi, ty. let's get to the two big deals on this valentine's day. heinz sold for $23 billion. and u.s. airway shares right now are down a buck six on the trading session. but heinz is up 19%. phil lebeau is all over the airline merger. first, diving into that deal, gentlemen, warren buffett's berkshire hathaway and brazil's 3g ketchup king, buying it out for about $23 billion, the buyingest buyout ever in food industry. shareholders get $72.50 per share but that is a 20% premium to heinz closing stock price yesterday. who are the big winners? check out heinz top institutional shareholders. it is really a who's who list. blackrock
kernen and becky quick are reporting. i don't know if i use that word lightly, but from pebble beach in california this morning. we're thrilled to see them. they're going to be talking to a number of people in the world of business and politics. we'll talk a little golf, see how joe is doing out there. joining me in pseudo, our own steve liesman and book brusca. then in the next hour, jeremy siegel is going to join us on set to make his bullish case for the numbers and then, nemo, the powerful storm taking aim at the east coast. forecaster res warning it could be among the worst ever, more than two feet of snow possible in boston. many cities are telling residents, don't travel if you don't have to. airlines are now warning the blizzard could cripple travel and hundreds of flights have already been canceled. we're going to check in one on friends at the weather channel. just a couple of minutes for their latest forecast. also in the news, the justice department in multiple states reportedly discussing suing moody's for defrauding investors. any move likely to make a similar rival aga
markets, as well. this is where we stand in the u.s. spanish yields higher, 5.31%. interestingly enough, we look ahead to mr. person unanimousky to give treasuries. gilt yield 2.018% is where we stand at the moment. giving support because of the risk off caused by those italian elections. euro/dollar, that's been down to 1.3039. that's the seven-week low, january 10th we hit that. dollar/yen, what a wild day yesterday for dollar/yep. we hit a 33-month high for dollar against the yen, 94.77. then we fell down to 90.85 at the moment. 91.94. aussie/dollar still weak. sterling/dollar, we're spinninged in at this low, 1.5166. selling has bounced back as you might expect against the euro. the italian election yesterday caused gold to spike up to around 1600. just below it at the moment at 1598. brent continues to weaken below 114 and nymex a little weaker at 92.32. that's where we stand in reaction to the after markets here to the italian elections. let's get more reaction on the asian markets with sixuan. >> thank you, ross. asian markets fell sd as the political stalemate in italy was felt
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